Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey is Editorial Director of Entrepreneur.com.

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Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year

In yet another blow to the troubled law, the administration has decided to push back Obamacare requirements for many American businesses.
How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs
Compensation and Benefits

How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs

The latest jobs report is showing the impact of Obamacare on employment. Turns out, a lot of pundits' predictions were wrong.
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever
Business Management

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution
Compensation and Benefits

As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution

The latest report from the CBO shows Obamacare will rob America of 2.3 million workers. It is time for a philosophical, business-driven change in mindset.
Building Your Brand's Warmth and Competence
Branding

Building Your Brand's Warmth and Competence

Turns out we stereotype people, groups and businesses. Knowing that goes a long way toward building brand loyalty.
Marketing

Delta (And We) Aren't Afraid to Love the 1980s

Alf, Devo and side ponytails: A new in-flight safety video is so rad, we want to be gagged with a spoon.
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages
Business Management

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
Government Shuts Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business
Business Management

Government Shuts Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business

A budding entrepreneur in Illinois had her business featured by local press. That's when the trouble started.
The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You
News and Trends

The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You

Many popular smartphone apps are being mined for user data by the government, and authorities are using them to track your sexual habits.
How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice
Public Relations

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999
News and Trends

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?
Human Resources

How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes
Business Management

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return
Growth Strategies

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems
Business Management

Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems

Rolling Stone thinks collectivism and guaranteed outcomes are the key to U.S. economic success. Entrepreneurs know better.
The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Financing

The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

As the chatter over the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' shows, the only acceptable form of bias nowadays is toward the free markets.
For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit
Starting a Business

For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit

You made your resolution to start a business. Now let us help you meet your goals.
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes
Management & Operations

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground.
Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish
Business Management

Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

Cinnamon is a health risk in Europe, and that threatens the warm, sweet goodness that Denmark is known for.
How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas
Management & Operations

How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

UPS and FedEx messed up Christmas deliveries. But lost in the complaints are important changes in American buying that all businesses need to recognize.
Disney Adds Jack Dorsey to Its Board
News and Trends

Disney Adds Jack Dorsey to Its Board

The Twitter and Square founder is tapped to help Disney better use technology. Naturally, he responds with a cool tweet.
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism
Compensation and Benefits

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax
Compensation and Benefits

With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

Tax policy is now being applied unevenly to large swaths of the population, as more people are now eligible to avoid getting health coverage for another year.
How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy
Business Management

How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy

A&E suspended Phil Robertson from its most popular show over comments he made about homosexuality. In doing so, it missed an opportunity to let its customers decide.
Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill
News and Trends

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

To exercise an option on 60 million Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg needs to raise $2.3 billion just to pay the IRS.
Compensation and Benefits

Is This the Worst Twitter Pitch for Obamacare Ever?

The White House has enlisted hot chocolate and footie pajamas in its battle to enroll folks in Obamacare. Umm...
The Fabulously Entrepreneurial Life of Ronnie Biggs
Marketing

The Fabulously Entrepreneurial Life of Ronnie Biggs

Crime may not pay, but the life of Great Train Robbery player Ronnie Biggs was a study in marketing, ingenuity and branding.
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing
News and Trends

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High
News and Trends

Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

A poll meant to show how few people know what Bitcoin is demonstrates just how widely Bitcoin is recognized.
Twitter Shows the Value in Listening to Customers
Office Tech

Twitter Shows the Value in Listening to Customers

Twitter sparked a firestorm when its changed its block-user features. Then, it did something few companies do nowadays.

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